High energy particle in a random time dependant potential

Emilie Soret
Date et heure
Conférence - Physique mathématique

We study the long time behaviour of the speed of a particle moving in $\mathbb{R}^d$ under the influence of a random time-dependent potential representing the particle’s environment. The particle undergoes successive scattering events that we model with a Markov chain for which each step represents a collision. As the potential depends on time, the kinetic energy of the particle is non bounded and expected to grow in time. Assuming the initial velocity is large enough, we show that, with high probability, the particle’s kinetic energy $E (t)$ grows as $t^{2/5}$ when $d > 5$. We will also see for which time rescaling, macroscopic change of energy and direction can be seen.